Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Morgan and School

First of all, I'd like you guys to know that lately, the only time I've had to update the blog is during my lunch period at work.  And that's only like 30 minutes.  And in that 30 minutes, I have to eat my lunch, write my post, and upload my pics.  Not a lot of time considering that when I DO take pics, I take a million - meaning it takes forever to go through and find the ones I like.  So I'm saying all of this to say that if you see typos or if I'm just flat out talking crazy, it's because I'm rushing.  Forgive me in advance.

Anyway, the reason I had to post today is to update you guys after picking Morgan up from school yesterday.  Danny and I both went to get her.  We walked in the room and she didn't even notice us.  When we called her name, she looked at us, smiled that big smile, and, um, went back to playing. LOL.  She was having so much fun, she wasn't even in a rush to see Mama and Daddy or to go home.  I had to literally go get her from the play area.  She didn't cry, though. (Oh, and her teacher also told me that she didn't cry the second time they came in from outside yesterday.)

She truly had a great first day of school!  I could tell she was exhausted when we got home yesterday, so I fed her dinner early just in case she decided she wanted to go to bed early.  And she DID.  She was asleep almost an hour early.

This morning when I dropped her off, it was a little different.  It was almost like she'd never been there before.  She clung to my leg, and actually cried when I left. :-(  She never does that.  At her old daycare, she cried maybe ONCE when I left her.  So I'm trying to see what made this morning different...and I think I may have the answer.  (I'm the type that needs an "answer" for everything.  To a fault sometimes.)

Okay, so she eats meals at school. They feed them breakfast, snacks, and lunch.  But I always feed her breakfast at home.  For three reasons:  The first reason being that I know how important whole grains and cereals are to her diet.  While I know that she gets veggies and fruits at school, I never see anything that clearly indicates "whole grain" on the school menus.  So I make it a point to give her whole grain mixed fruit oatmeal every morning.  The second reason is Morgan LOVES her oatmeal.  This weekend when I forgot to get some at the store, I tried to feed her pasta for breakfast.  She didn't want it!  She was looking for her oatmeal! And the third reason is it never sat well with me that she would eat most of her meals at school, and only one full meal at home every day.  That just seemed backwards.  So I was convinced that "my child" would eat two meals home, and only one meal at school (not counting snack).  The things is, I never really told her teachers that they should only feed her lunch because I didn't want Morgan looking at the other kids eat.  I guess I thought she'd just nibble over their breakfast because she'd already be full.  Well, her reports always come back saying "ALL" next to breakfast eaten.  LOL.  So what that really means is that most mornings, Morgan would eat a full breakfast twice. Yeah, that's "healthy," Mama.

So, anyway, I finally just gave in and said that what I'm doing isn't necessarily healthier for her.  So going back to my original story (about her crying this morning), I decided that she must have been fussy because she didn't get her oatmeal at home this morning.  I didn't send her to school on an empty stomach -- I gave her a fully sippy worth of milk, but maybe that wasn't enough.  Maybe I should give her a whole grain snack before school every morning along with her milk.  That would at least give her that whole grain serving that I'm obsessive about.  As for her and her beloved oatmeal, I could always make that a weekend mornings treat.  Like French toast. :-)

We'll see how the rest of the week goes.

Here are some pics I snapped of her this morning before school -- for no reason.

In the kitchen cabinets as usual.

Notice that one of her hands is pointing and the other is open.  She's playing a game with her hands that goes with a song she learned at her old school.  It's so cute to see her do it.  I wish I knew the words to the song, though (it's Spanish).

Funny angle -- doesn't it make her look like a big girl on her phone right here?

Her "concentration" look.  Funny!

This kid seems to find my phone even when I can't.  I'm starting to think she hides it.  

Dancing to her music.

I called Morgan's daycare later this morning, and they said she was just fine.  She only cried a little after I'd left.  They say after breakfast, she was happy as could be.  See! *Convincing myself that she only cried because she was hungry and not because she wanted her Mama.  'Cause that would be just heartbreaking.*

Have a good day, everybody!  Three more days until Spring Break!

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1 comment:

  1. Now, I would probably cry too if I didn't get my normal breakfast :) Glad she is adjusting well to her new school. I love her little blue jeans. She is too cute!


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